New shit from Avatar Dark (formerly Young Blaze). The video for “Never Cool Off” was directed by Jon Augustavo and features cameos from a host of SEA rap royalty. Off Av’s latest, Soviet Goonion. How clever. Get gooned here.
Hollis, Parker and Lace Cadence have formed like a disco ball-headed Voltron to bring you The Flavr Blue, everything you’ve been missing from an electro-pop/dance outfit based in Seattle. Their debut album, Pisces, is out today (read this blog’s thoughts on the project here) and they also dropped the first video from the project. Opening track “F x F” gets the high-def treatment by director Jon Augustavo: retaliation, revenge and get-back via girls’-night-out.
Go ahead, Seattle, you can dance now.
At the most fundamental level of The Hustle, there is so very little separating the haste of the investment banker from the dude on the corner selling [enter product name here]. Jon Jon captures Tacoma MC Clemm Rishad’s backpack grind with simple but romantic flourish in this clip. “Back to the Paper” is from CR’s latest, Close Your Eyes and See, available at fine online music establishments everywhere.
Maybe it’s all in my head, but when local emcees go ex-pat from The Six and I hear them again later after so doing, their voices sound much bigger than our humble hamlet. Like our area code can’t contain ’em anymore. Such is the case for J. Pinder, whose transition to the ATL has left the SEA feeling a little colder this winter.
Check the new video, “Upside Down,” directed by Jon Augustavo.